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After Racing’s Giovani Dos Santos was pulled down by Xabi Alonso in the 53rd, Iker Casillas blocked Pablo Pinillos’ poor penalty kick. Racing goalkeeper Tono Rodriguez saved Adebayor’s penalty kick in the 85th after Marc Torrejon fouled Angel Di Maria.

Sporting Gijon moved out of the relegation zone, beating Getafe 2-0 on goals by Miguel de las Cuevas and Andres Castro. Felipe Caicedo gave Levante a 1-0 win over Espanyol, Almeria came from behind to beat Hercules 2-1, and Osasuna downed Malaga 1-0 on a goal by Sergio Fernandez in injury time for his team’s first road win in 13 months.


MILAN (AP) _ Inter Milan needed a second-half comeback to overturn a one-goal deficit and beat Genoa 5-2.

Genoa opened the scoring in the first half through Rodrigo Palacio, but the strike sparked a fierce response by Inter after halftime.

Giampaolo Pazzini drew Inter level and Samuel Eto’o put Inter out of sight with a well-taken brace. Goran Pandev wrapped up the win with a fourth before Yuto Nagatomo scored his first goal since joining Inter in January.

Mauro Boselli scored a late second for Genoa.

“We started a bit timidly and lacked rhythm,” Pazzini said. “Things were said in the changing room and we came out and won the match in 15 minutes.”

The result means Inter keeps up the pressure on Serie A leader and cross-city rival AC Milan, which it trails by five points.

Napoli remains third but slipped further back when it drew 0-0 at home to Brescia and is now eight points behind Milan.

Also Sunday, it was: Bologna 2, Cagliari 2; Chievo Verona 0, Parma 0; Udinese 1, Bari 0; and Sampdoria 3, Cesena 2; and Lazio 2, Palermo 0.


BERLIN (AP) _ Andre Schuerrle scored twice and set up another goal to lead Mainz to a come-from-behind 4-2 win at Hamburg that takes his side into fourth place in the Bundesliga.

Schuerrle equalized in the 56th minute and gave his side the lead in the 81st before and setting up Florian Heller in the 88th.

Marcell Jansen opened the scoring for Hamburg in controversial fashion, his volley crashing off the crossbar in front of the line in the 17th. Despite Mainz protests, referee Babak Rafati allowed the goal to stand.

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